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International Journal of Home Science

2016, VOL. 2 ISSUE 2, PART B

To study stress and frustration level of breast cancer patients

Author(s): Geetika Sachdeva
Abstract:
The present study was undertaken with an aim to study the Stress and Frustration level of Breast Cancer Patients, as Breast Cancer has found to be the second most common cancer among women in India. The National Cancer Institute estimates that 12.7% of women born today will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer during the course of their lifetime. Breast Cancer can impact patients psychologically as well as physically, which can manifest as post-mastectomy depression, increased anxiety, shame, occasional ideas if suicide. The survey was designed with 51 cancer patients and post cancer survivors (for approx 2 months to 2 years) with mean age of 54 years. The data pertinent to the study was collected with the help of Stress Questionnaire (downloaded from internet) and Reaction to Frustration Scale by Dr B.M. Dixit and Dr D.N. Srivastava and was analyzed by using statistical analysis (Mean & S.D.). The obtained result indicates that breast cancer patients suffer from average stress but a very high level of reaction to frustration.
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How to cite this article:
Geetika Sachdeva. To study stress and frustration level of breast cancer patients. Int J Home Sci 2016;2(2):113-114.
International Journal of Home Science